Poll: Public Sector Unions Shouldn't Exist

Posted: Feb 18, 2011 2:22 PM
This poll should warm the heart of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

A new poll from the Washington-based Clarus Group asked:

Do you think government employees should be represented by labor unions that bargain for higher pay, benefits and pensions... or do you think government employees should not be represented by labor unions?

A full 64% of the respondents said "no."

That includes 42% of Democrats, and an overwhelming majority of Republicans; only 49% of Democrats think public workers should be in unions at all.

That's on the fundamental right to organize, before you get to wages and benefits. And that puts Scott Walker in a pretty good political place.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe public sector unions shouldn't exist, let alone maintain their unsustainable benefits packages.  In other words, the vast majority of the public agrees with FDR on this point.  Walker's supporters -- who've been busy, you know, working all week -- are planning a large counter-rally in Madison tomorrow.  Details:

"I Stand With Scott Walker"

Saturday, February 19 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Wisconsin State Capitol, East Side of the Building

UPDATE: Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has Walker's back: